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Boeing Concludes T-7A Aircraft's In-Flight Engine Restart Test

Boeing Concludes T-7A Aircraft's In-Flight Engine Restart Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Boeing Concludes T-7A Aircraft's In-Flight Engine Restart Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has demonstrated an in-flight engine restart with a T-7A trainer aircraft during a test in Illinois.

The company said Thursday its single-engine T-7A trainer, also known as Red Hawk, had its GE F404 engine turned off at 20K feet above the ground and turned back on after 48 seconds.

Steve Schmidt, chief T-7A pilot, demonstrated the in-flight restart with Boeing Pilot William Berryman.

“It's a test of all the subsystems built for backup in the event a pilot would have to shut the engine down in an emergency and power it back up again,“ Schmidt said.

Boeing plans to deliver the U.S. Air Force's first T-7A unit in 2023.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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